|Season Five, Episode Three|
|Air date||Saturday 17th of August, 2013|
|Little Western Legacy||Harvest Season|
Expectations is the third episode of Season 5, and the fifty-fifth episode overall.
Richard Hatt returns from Cambridge for the summer holidays, but not all is well within the Hatt family, as Richard does not want to be the next NWR controller, but is left worried that his father will disagree. Emily, his younger sister, takes him to Toby, who helps him by telling Richard that the Fat Controller is always happy to listen to different ideas.
- Charles Topham Hatt
- Sir Stephen Topham Hatt
- Emily Helen Hatt
- Richard Topham Hatt
- Thomas (does not speak)
- Gordon (does not speak)
- James (does not speak)
- Percy (does not speak)
- Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
- Henrietta (does not speak)
- Edward (cameo)
- Henry (cameo)
- Donald and Douglas (cameo)
- Bear (cameo)
- Horrid Lorries (cameo)
- Diesel (mentioned)
- Charles Nicholas Hatt (mentioned)
- Helena Margaret Hatt (mentioned)
- This is the last appearance of Sir Charles Topham Hatt in Sodor: The Early Years, not including Locomotives and Legends.
- Bulletflash01 joins the voice cast.
- Toby references the events of Worked Out while talking to Richard and Emily references A Stranger in Need earlier on.
- SmudgersPKMN as Richard Topham Hatt
- WildNorWester as Narrator, Sir Stephen Topham Hatt and Charles Topham Hatt
- ANB as Emily Helen Hatt
- Bulletflash01 as Eric
- JJLR as Toby